four large glasses filled with red wine, held by four people, but can only see their hands.
Wineries Toast to Taste: Exploring the Ultimate Wine Tasting Experience in Sonoma County

Everyone hopes for the ultimate wine tasting experience when anticipating a trip. Research and planning take a lot of time, so I hope this blog can lend the guidance you’ve been seeking.   Wine Tasting Experiences in Sonoma County The Wine Road in Northern Sonoma County offers everything to create the ultimate wine tasting experience […]

Rebecca Germolus / Apr 11, 2024
Sepia toned photo of people unloading wooden crates from a truck.
Wineries Multigenerational Family Wineries – Part 3: Deep Roots

It’s time to explore more of the many multigenerational family wineries along the Wine Road. This time we’re looking at two wineries whose farming roots go back over a century.

Rebecca Germolus / May 2, 2022
The beautiful yellow and orange flowers provide a decorative element to the beneficial cover crop.
Vineyards Seasons in the Vineyard: Cover Crops

Much of the beauty of springtime vineyards comes from cover crops, and the beauty runs deeper than meets the eye. Cover crops play an important role in sustainable farming and supporting a healthy ecosystem in the vineyard. What are Cover Crops? Cover crops are the various types of vegetation planted between the rows of grapevines. […]

Rebecca Germolus / Mar 5, 2019
View of Jordan Winery's vineyards in the winters
Vineyards Seasons in the Vineyard: Winter Pruning

Winter vineyard landscapes can be as picturesque as the spring bloom or fall harvest colors. Understanding the seasons in the vineyards heightens our appreciation of the pre- and post-pruning vineyard landscapes. After harvest, the rainy season begins and temperatures fall as winter approaches. Late fall, the vines drop their colorful leaves and head into dormancy, […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jan 1, 2019
Rainbow over ACORN Wineries Alegria Vineyards
Guest Bloggers Reflections Beyond the Road – Bill Nachbaur

Lawyer takes path back to his roots in Sonoma County. Bill Nachbaur Co-Owner ACORN Winery/Alegria Vineyards My road to the Wine Road brought me back to my roots — back to 1868, when great-great grandparents on both sides of the family settled in Sonoma County. My dad’s great-great grandparents settled in Petaluma, while great-great grandparents on my […]

Beth Costa / Apr 25, 2017
Mustard blossoms along the Wine Road
Vineyards Signs of Spring—Mustard and Bud Break

Each year we get to experience a cheerful sign of spring as mustard covers the vineyards with happy yellow flowers. Then, as the mustard blossoms fade we see signs of bud break on the vines.   Mustard Ever wonder why there are row after row, vineyard after vineyard of flowering mustard plants? Mustard is one […]

Rebecca Germolus / Mar 7, 2017
Frost covered vineyards
Guest Bloggers Reflections Beyond the Road – Bill Frick

Winter Morning Reflections in Dry Creek Valley Written by Bill Frick of Frick Winery   White frost blankets the vineyards. Plumes of smoke rise from the neighbor’s chimney. Winter is the reset button for a new vintage growing season. It is time to reflect, do a little pruning and watch as the grapevines sleep deeply. […]

Beth Costa / Jan 17, 2017